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Sen. Kerry: Lawmakers who refuse to negotiate to blame for low approval
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Posted on 08/05/2011 11:25:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Sen. Kerry: Lawmakers who refuse to negotiate to blame for low approval By Daniel Strauss - 08/05/11 01:43 PM ET

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) blamed legislators who refused to negotiate on increasing the debt ceiling for Congress's record-low approval ratings.

"I resent the fact that a small group of people in the Untied States Congress are painting the entire Congress with this broad brush because of their unwillingness to do what many of us are prepared to do," Kerry said Friday on MSNBC. "We need adults — thoughtful people who are willing to come to the table and negotiate.

"The problem is not the institution, it's the people," Kerry continued. "And it's a small group of people who don't negotiate. If you're not willing to negotiate, nobody can make something happen. We had a group of people who actually argued for default."

Kerry's comments come after a new New York Times/CBS News poll found that only 14 percent of registered voters think members of Congress should be reelected and 74 percent say they don't deserve another term.

The poll came a few days after legislators passed a debt-ceiling increase package that raised the debt limit by $2.1 trillion while cutting $1 trillion over 10 years and setting up a committee to find an additional $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction. The legislation's passage marked the end of contentious and oftentimes frustrating negotiations on raising the debt ceiling.

Throughout the negotiations, some legislators complained that conservative House Republicans had been holding up a debt-limit increase agreement by refusing any reasonable offer and pushing Republican leaders to appease their right flank in the negotiations.


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Ha, ha..........
1 posted on 08/05/2011 11:25:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, Kerry, and Obama tops that list.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s so out of touch with reality, he probably thinks he went to Cambodia for Christmas...


3 posted on 08/05/2011 11:30:32 AM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I like the idea of Untied States.

Has potential....


4 posted on 08/05/2011 11:30:57 AM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, how’d you vote on CCB, Lurch?


5 posted on 08/05/2011 11:31:53 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: onona

First job, Untie Massachusetts, and let ‘er float away...


6 posted on 08/05/2011 11:32:09 AM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: Sub-Driver

What exactly did you negotiate or give up John? You didn’t even want to pay taxes on your friggin yacht!


7 posted on 08/05/2011 11:36:44 AM PDT by sappy
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To: Sub-Driver
Sure, John. I remember how receptive your side was with the health care bill.

Pass the Grey Poupon, John. Thurston Howell had more perspective and knowledge of real life than does this yachting jerk.

8 posted on 08/05/2011 11:37:45 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

How can we have a Senator who committed Treason by assisting our enemies, essentially helping the USA lose a war; serve in the Senate for 30 or more frick’n years?

I’ll never understand. Heinlein’s crazy years.


9 posted on 08/05/2011 11:39:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (2007 deficit 160 Billion, 2008 - 458 billion, 2009 -1.4 Trillion, 2010 - 1.6 Trillion)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shocking! Seeing as approval was so amazingly high during the healthcare debate (yeah, the one that CREATED the Tea Party). What a sclub this guy is.


10 posted on 08/05/2011 11:39:44 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Sub-Driver

11 posted on 08/05/2011 11:40:45 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The problem is not the institution, it’s the people,”

The problem is that the Congress has been taxing and spending this country into the ground, and most Congressmen are willing to continue to do so.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 11:40:53 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean Reid?


13 posted on 08/05/2011 11:41:38 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Sub-Driver
"I resent the fact that a small group of people in the Untied States Congress are painting the entire Congress with this broad brush ..."

Hey Kerry, if you don't like the crowd you hang with, get the hell out.

14 posted on 08/05/2011 11:44:21 AM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: onona
First job, Untie Massachusetts, and let ‘er float away...

HEY!!! I LIVE HERE! (But I do understand where you're coming from.)

15 posted on 08/05/2011 11:48:15 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Sub-Driver

I swear, Mr. Kerry is such a huge repository of intellectual ennui and stupidity.

In that regard, he truly is a national treasure.

Putz.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 11:51:09 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry is clueless. He is just spouting his dumb opinion. There is a portion of the population that don't approve of the way our elected representatives keep compromising all of us into socialism.

To paraphrase Ann Coulter... If the choice is between stalemate and socialism, I'll take stalemate every time. I believe the Democrats are just trying to make opposition to their agenda seem negative and unpleasant... Well John-of-the-long-face we are going to keep on even if you are offended...

17 posted on 08/05/2011 11:52:17 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Sub-Driver

“The problem is not the institution, it’s the people,” Kerry continued. “And it’s a small group of people who don’t negotiate. If you’re not willing to negotiate, nobody can make something happen. We had a group of people who actually argued for default.”

“The problem is not the institution, it’s the people,”

Did I mention how much I love John Kerry? Would this be called a Freudian Slip. A misquote. Or a clear representation of JK’s dogma.

No wonder he hates the “Tea party”! It’s of the people!


18 posted on 08/05/2011 11:56:44 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Sub-Driver

So is he blaming the Senate Democrats or the White House?

/sarc


19 posted on 08/05/2011 11:57:41 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Maceman
Hey! Is right. All states have their problems.

Texas has Houston.
New York as New York City.
Pennsylvania has Philadelphia.
California has San Francisco.
Maryland has Baltimore.
New Jersey has Trenton, Newark, Camden, Teterboro, Asbury Park, Wildwood, Orange, ... okay, maybe there is one we could let float away.
20 posted on 08/05/2011 12:02:30 PM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Sub-Driver

Haven’t you heard? Hasn’t anyone told you? Kerry has a seriously seared brain!!!


21 posted on 08/05/2011 12:06:28 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Sub-Driver
Leftist drones like John 'the gigolo' Kerry are so predictable that I sometimes know exactly what they'll say before they say it. This is one of those times. The very low opinion of congress is based on a number of factors but John "I served in Viet Nam...and I have film that proves it" Kerry is using the abysmal numbers as an opportunity to 'demonize' the TEA party-affiliated Representatives who correctly reflected their constituents deep concern over the path our national economy is taking and voted 'no' on the flawed 'debt ceiling' bill just signed into law by Obama. He is not alone, of course. The left (and the GOP establishment) are scared to death of the TEA party and what it represents. Average Americans that are fed up with Washington's unending tax-and-spend ways and the plethora of government rules and regulations that are strangling business and rapidly encroaching on Americans private lives; their parenting decisions and almost everything they do. That is true grass roots democracy and the political class loathes and fears it because it threatens to bring down the house of cards so painstakingly built by congress over the past 100 years. For most of us, this awakening and potential for real change is long overdue.
22 posted on 08/05/2011 12:06:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Haven’t you heard? Hasn’t anyone told you? Kerry has a seriously seared brain!!!


23 posted on 08/05/2011 12:08:51 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Sub-Driver

yeah, right Lurch, ratings for Congress have been in the toilet for a long time and the socialist Demagogues are the prime reason (along with spineless gutless RINOs)


24 posted on 08/05/2011 12:10:39 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Mr Served in Vietman for 12 weeks:

Mark Rubio straightened your sorry ass out when you tried that “negotitate” clap trap in the Senate...remember Catsup Boy???? He said one cannot negotiate with someone who has NO PLAN.


25 posted on 08/05/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Jim Scott

As the Dems slowly realize that the Senate is lost to them next year..watch for the level of hyteria to increase exponentially..


26 posted on 08/05/2011 12:20:17 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Chris Christie RUN in 2012? NO, but he should WALK 3 miles a day.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry’s been snortin the ketchup again.


27 posted on 08/05/2011 3:36:00 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Maceman

Ok, we’ll let you hop off, just make sure that A$$HOLE Kerry is onboard :)


28 posted on 08/06/2011 12:58:36 AM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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>> Kerry: “We need adults — thoughtful people who are willing to come to the table and negotiate. “

I thought it was imprudent to negotiate with “terrorists”.


29 posted on 08/06/2011 1:01:23 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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